We’ve got news about Sean’s property and transfer to Lucasville as well as the ongiong legal battle.
1. Call in successful! – last week we called regional director Rob Jeffreys. In response, they held a meeting that very afternoon, and 4A transfer prisoners, including Sean, got most of their property back the following day. Thank you to everyone who called in, and who mailed Sean letters. The fuckweasels brought him a stack of 27 letters they had to spend the morning opening and reading through.
2. Property Destruction – Sean had 37 books when he left OSP. SOCF only allows people to have 10 books, so they arbitrarily threw away 27 of Sean’s books. Which they are allowed to do according to ODRC policy, because ODRC are fascists and like all fascists they like to destroy books. So, it won’t do any good to complain about that. BUT, among the books they threw away was Sean’s Qur’an and Taurat. These they are not allowed to trash because the supreme court has decided that when the constitution says freedom of religion, that means fascists can’t throw Qur’an’s in the garbage. SOCF staff said this was a mistake and even apologized.
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Call in Day…
On Monday we had a call in day to let the Southeast Regional Office of the ODRC know that SOCF staff were already messing with Sean and that we’d be keeping an eye on things. When supporters didn’t just get voicemail, we were told that they’re getting lots of calls and are having a meeting with people from legal services (trainwreck Trevor’s office) about the issue. This means any fuckweaselry that occurs in the near future was either approved and coordinated from the top, or that the ODRC does not have control of its prisons. Both things seem equally possible. They do have a rather atrocious (deadly even) record of keeping SOCF orderly.
Thank you to everyone who made the calls, we think they’ve made a positive difference.
Speaking of evidence for the lawsuit…
During Sean’s recent hunger strike his lawyer filed a restraining order demanding that the ODRC stop interferring with Sean’s access to communication. The judge appointed to Sean’s lawsuit scheduled a hearing on this motion for this Friday, but Beer Bong Tommy is sick with the flu (or maybe he just partied a little too hardy) and they requested a delay til Fri March 6th. So, now we get to see if the fuckweasels can contain their fascistic impulses for even a week, or if they do something really stupid and embarassing even with a hearing scheduled.
We’re not hearing from Sean as often because phone calls from SOCF are five times as expensive as from OSP. But we haven’t heard that he (or any of the 4A transfers) got his property back yet. We hope to hear more from him soon.
Sean has been transferred to SOCF in Lucasville. We believe this is a response to an injunction filed by his lawyer to unblock video visits and other communication restrictions. We believe this because the Warden at OSP basically admitted it.
His new address is:
P. O. Box 45699
1724 St. Rt. 728
Lucasville, Ohio 45699
He likely won’t get any mail that was sent to OSP in the last week.
At Lucasville, Sean has already been singled out and deprived of basic amenities, like clean clothes, hygiene and heat. Read more »